Donna Furr of Lee’s Summit Honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award

The Missouri MaFile Aug 02, 9 04 48 AMin Street Connection hosted the annual Evening of Excellence Awards Thursday, July 28 to honor communities, individuals, businesses and civic organizations that have completed exemplary work in downtown revitalization in Missouri. The event was held at the St. Francis Borgia Parish Jesuit Hall in downtown Washington, Missouri as part of the “Get Plugged in Downtown” state conference. Awards were presented in 16 categories.

Missouri Main Street Connection recognized Donna Furr as the Volunteer of the Year, an award given to only one individual in the state of Missouri each year. Donna was nominated by Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street (DLSMS) to honor her many contributions to downtown.

“From her very first meeting, Donna made an immediate impact,” said DLSMS executive director, Donnie Rodgers. “Donna never volunteers for the easy jobs and sh11407193_853194374755967_3361019848071695435_ne is happiest working behind the scenes, which makes this award that much more special. We wanted to call attention to her steadfast service to our community.”

Furr is the incoming Chair for the Downtown Days Committee, by far the largest event that DLSMS plans every year. Not only is she instrumental in the success of the Downtown Days Festival, but she also volunteers on a number of other committees including the Emerald Isle Parade.

Furr is a long-time resident of Downtown Lee’s Summit. Her friendly face is frequently seen in its businesses and throughout the district as she takes her dogs on their daily walk.


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